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Garimpando Bolachas- Episódio 12- KARL DENSON

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Karl Denson‎‎ ‎‎(Santa Ana,‎‎27 ‎‎de‎‎dezembro de 1956) éum ‎‎saxofonista‎‎ ‎‎norte-americano‎‎de ‎‎funk‎‎ ‎‎e‎‎ ‎‎jazz.‎‎ Ele foi membro da banda de ‎‎Lenny Kravitz‎‎e co-fundou e liderou ‎‎o Greyboy Allstars.‎‎ Denson gravou com artistas como ‎‎Jack DeJohnette‎‎, ‎‎Dave Holland‎‎, ‎‎Slightly Stoopid,‎‎ ‎‎Blind Boys of Alabama‎‎, ‎‎Blackalicious‎‎, ‎‎Stanton Moore‎‎, e ‎‎Jon Foreman‎‎da banda de rock ‎‎Switchfoot‎‎. Hoje lidera a Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (KDTU), e faz turnê com os ‎‎Rolling Stones‎‎ desde 2014. ‎‎ Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2C54XEyhpp4DbfhzcAn5RD?si=f2f115a45d92473e Vídeos: (47) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe || Live @ 885FM || "Time to Pray" - YouTube (47) Closer To The Sun - Slightly Stoopid (ft. Karl Denson) (Live at Roberto's TRI Studios) - YouTube (46) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - 1.5hr. LIVE SET @ New Mountain Amphitheater - Asheville, NC 9/19/15 - YouTube Banda: Karl Denson - Sax, Flute & Vocals DJ Williams - Guitar & Vocals Chris Stillwell - Bass Alan Evans - Drums & Vocals David Veith - Keys & Organ Chris Littlefield - Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Vocals Chris Mule - Slide Guitar (46) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - 2hr. LIVE SET @ New Mountain AVL - Asheville, NC - 12/1/16 - YouTube Karl Denson - Vocals/Saxophone DJ Williams - Guitar Jimmy Herring - Guitar Seth Freeman - Guitar Chris Stillwell - Bass Alan Evans - Drums/Vocals David Veith - Keys/Organ Chris Littlefield - Trumpet, Flugel Horn/Vocals (47) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe feat Nicki Bluhm - My Baby (Official Video) - YouTube (47) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe: 2019-10-13 - House of Blues; Boston, MA (Complete Show) [4K] - YouTube (47) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2020 - YouTube (47) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - NYC - 930 Club - YouTube Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - 930 Club - May 19, 2017 Alan Evans - drums Chris Stillwell - bass David Veith - keys Chris Littlefield - trumpet Seth Freeman - slide guitar Karl Denson - saxophone and flute (47) Karl Denson's Tiny Universe w Jimmy Herring - Some Skunk Funk - Terminal West - Sat Dec/3/2016 - YouTube Karl Denson - tenor sax Chris Littlefield - trumpet David Veith - keys Chris Stillwell - bass DJ Williams - guitar Seth Freeman - slide guitar Alan Evans - drums Jimmy Herring - guitar (47) Karl Denson e Dudu Oliveira - Jazz - YouTube Karl Denson com Dudu Oliveira e banda no Carioca da Gema, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro. Noite de 17 de Fevereiro, um dia antes do show dos Rolling Stones, estávamos no Carioca da Gema e tivemos a grata surpresa da apresentação em forma de canja em dueto com Dudu Oliveira. Um show!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/garimpandobolachas/message


1 Jun 2021

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312 – Max MacVeety: Music as Social Movement, Earning His Place in the Hip Hop World, Touring with Karl Denson, Running a One-Stop Shop Studio

Working Drummer

With a drumming pedigree from Berklee and a musical ethos from the eclectic creative community in The Berkshires where he grew up, Max MacVeety has been embedded in the LA scene, specifically Long Beach, for over a decade. He has toured and recorded with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Lyrics Born, DJ Williams, and many others. Prior to that, he was based in Oakland, primarily riding the drum chair for seminal west coast hip hop group Crown City Rockers. He also helms his own studio, Bunkhouse Recordings, where he does drum tracking, mixing, producing, and artist development.In this episode, Max talks about:* The unique experience of growing up in the Berkshires where his father was a musician* How studying jazz and world music at Berklee made him turn to more socially conscious types of music* How he overcame imposter syndrome in the hip hop world * Oakland’s rich history and thriving creative community* The various musical cultures and subcultures of L.A. * How he uses Tik Tok * His experience playing with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe* His studio, Bunkhouse Recordings, and the blurred lines between engineering, mixing, producing, etc.Max endorses Bosphorus Cymbals and Mono Cases

1hr 51mins

1 Apr 2021

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Eric Krasno Plus One

This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with acclaimed saxophonist Karl Denson, who is best known for co-founding The Greyboy Allstars. He also founded Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a relentlessly funky septet that has made their presence known in all corners of the music world with their dynamic touch and irresistible grooves. Denson also plays sax for The Rolling Stones, has played with Lenny Kravitz, Slightly Stoopid, and many other world-renowned artists.In this episode Kraz and Denson dive into a myriad of subjects including early influences, past performances together, playing with the Stones, the social climate in America, and much more. The two longtime friends have shared many joyous musical moments together, and their musical connection is blissfully apparent throughout the interview.There aren’t many musical minds like that of Karl Denson out there, and the wisdom that he has to share in this conversation adds to the growing list of can’t-miss episodes of Eric Krasno Plus One.This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes! Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 34mins

22 Feb 2021

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037: KARL DENSON (Greyboy Allstars, KDTU, Rolling Stones, ex-Lenny Kravitz)

The Upful LIFE Podcast

Welcome the iconic KARL DENSON to Episode 037! What an honor and a privilege to host this legendary musician to the show. Co-founder of The Greyboy Allstars, bossman/bandleader of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, touring member of the Rolling Stones, and longtime (former) sideman/personal pal to the coolest motherfucker on the planet, Lenny Kravitz. A virtuoso saxophonist/flutist, and prolific singer/songwriter taboot, Karl D is among the hardest workin cats in show business, and has been so for the longest time. The man affectionately called “Diesel” generously availed himself for a thorough, hour-plus powwow on a plethora of salient topics.KARL D: Intro at 11min, Interview at 17minUpful LIFE thanks ROYAL POTATO FAMILY! Please support NIVA's #SaveOurStages !! Karl Denson hops in the wayback machine for a colorful ride down memory boulevard, across the various lanes of his illustrious career. KD touches on the early days, from his solo jazz debut album to the worldwide jaunts with Lenny Kravitz, and the birth of the Greyboy Allstars. Get the scoop on the connection with DJ Greyboy, GBA’s surprise rise to underground stardom, and landmark record ‘West Coast Boogaloo’. We also get into a little about the band’s most recent release ‘Como de Allstars’. Karl breaks down his initial intention & visions for KDTU, as we reminisce on the glory days of that band, as well as their most recent release ‘Gnomes & Badgers’. Denson tells a few stories about Lenny, plus takes us through joining the Stones, & how it felt to first take it to the stage with Mick, Keef & co.  Denson gets deep into tougher, more personal & political topics of the day. From the current administration, cultural climate, his relationship with Christianity, parenthood, racism, and how all of that informs his worldview & musical endeavors. Buckle up for some real talk from the Diesel, straight no chaser! We wrap things up with some Sexual Chocolate hilarity from Coming 2 America, & Denson drops dimes about the forthcoming motion picture sequel too! Deep bow of gratitude to the one & only Karl Denson for the time & the energy. Life stories, love's glories.Vibe Junkie JAMS“Always on the Run” Lenny Kravitz LIVE from Rotterdam 1991 “Once You’re There” Karl Denson's Tiny Universe 2005 FM Broadcast WDET “Ruffneck Jazz” DJ Greyboy ‘Freestylin’’ 1993EMAIL the SHOW! B.Getz@UpfulLIFE.comPLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW on iTunes! You Can Listen on Spotify!  Theme Song: Mazel Tov by CALVIN VALENTINE

1hr 57mins

29 Sep 2020

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DMMRR - Chris Caimano (Rolling Stones, Karl Denson)

Daniel Marc’s Musical Roundup Rodeo

Daniel Marc invites Chris Caimano to the show to discuss the fundamentals of Tour Management, traveling the world with Mick Jagger, the unspoken rules of a Rolling Stones tour, and the future of the touring industry. If you are a Rolling Stones fan, you do not want to miss this episode.

1hr 23mins

2 Aug 2020

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035: CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Klozd Sirkut)

The Upful LIFE Podcast

Welcome CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet- Karl Denson's Tiny Universe) to Episode 035 of The Upful LIFE Podcast ! In addition to being a brilliant musician and veteran funk/R&B trumpet player, Chris is a longtime friend going back over fifteen years. It was tremendously rewarding to get with him for a riveting 90-minute conversation that is at once informative and inspiring. Chris Littlefield takes us into the reality of his surroundings, unpacking a plethora of insight and ideas.Chris Littlefield INTERVIEW @ 15:00In lieu of the standard chat going down memory lane, instead Chris and I jump into a myriad of topics du jour. Littlefield details his day-to-day mind-frame here in the now frontier, with KDTU off the road due to coronavirus he finds himself at home with his family more than ever. Chris reveals a bit about being a father in these unprecedented, troubling times, and he explores both his own childhood in Oakland and his daughters' in Seattle, from cultural, social, and technological standpoints. Littlefield also discusses the transition to online teaching, and how his students have acclimated to Zoom sessions and digital lessons, with regard to his longtime position at Seattle Drum School of Music.  Eventually, we turn the corner and get into the stuff that's pretty hard to talk about. I am grateful for such a strong friendship bond with Chris, so I felt empowered to ask these tough questions about racial relations in the US, at this divisive, intense moment in history. Chris Littlefield leaves nary a stone unturned in this no-holds-barred discussion on race, one that extrapolates into racial components among American cities, teaching his children well about what's happening with protests and police violence, Black Lives Matter. We get into the Black Panthers legacy, intermarriage, the beauty of the people of Seattle, and more. Plus Black musical legacies, Black American music, the jazz-funk/jamband audience's role in preserving the history, and dialogues that go beyond.All that plus the 411 on Chris's main musical endeavors- he's again heard on trumpet and flugelhorn all over Karl Denson's Tiny Universe's newest album Gnomes & Badgers, and Chris opines why this record was conceptually a little bit ahead of it's time. And we get the latest from Klozd Sirkut, Littlefield's longtime electro-funk side project out of Seattle. Vibe Junkie JAM KDTU "New Afro" ( later rechristened "Odysseus" after 12 years on the shelf) Late Night Live from the inaugural Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2002, Manchester, TN  EMAIL the SHOW! B.Getz@UpfulLIFE.comPLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW on iTunes! You Can Listen on Spotify!  Theme Song: Mazel Tov by CALVIN VALENTINE

2hr 7mins

28 Jul 2020

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Karl Denson interview from 2013 / Waterfront Blues Festival

Oregon Music News

Karl Denson interview from 2013 / Waterfront Blues Festival by Oregon Music News


2 Jul 2020

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Karl Denson (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Greyboy Allstars, The Rolling Stones)

Songs That Saved Me

Karl takes us through some of the biggest moments in his life and shares the soundtrack with us.  He gets real talking about everything from politics to religion and describes how the power of music helped him navigate both.  This one's a bit of a master class in jazz along with some absolutely hilarious stories!Make sure to check out our Spotify playlist that features every song discussed on the show: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4woCFOUuh02lbsNetoi1lA?si=viLNtA4IQzOpmzJzKsYHSwSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/songsthatsavedme?fan_landing=true)


23 Apr 2020

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Karl Denson

The Drop

This week we talk to Karl Denson in DC before his show with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. You can check out tour dates here.Here's a link to the JamBase article I mentioned, about the new mental health organization, Backline. Really important stuff developing here.And here are two links to Inside Out wTnS — the most recent episode on mental health, and their in-depth interview with Karl Denson.The Drop is brought to you by CashorTrade, and Osiris works in partnership with JamBase.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Oct 2019

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Homeward Bound w/ Karl Denson

Amigos with Mike Finoia

After a long summer on the road, Mike is back in NYC, ready to hunker down for a fall full of standup and live music. In this episode, Mike recaps his itinerant summer, eating like a piece of garbage in casinos, VRBO disasters, doing standup at a legendary Hollywood club, and much more. Mike also shares a short interview with Karl Denson, one of the most talented, versatile, and hardworking musicians out there. On top of touring his new album, Karl holds the position of sax player on the Rolling Stones Tour. Check out all things Denson at karldenson.com and follow @amigos and @mikefinoia on Socials. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


11 Sep 2019